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Arsenal-Bolton clash called off due to weather

January 6, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Arsenal have announced that Wednesday night's Premier League fixture with Bolton has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

Emirates Stadium
GettyImagesArsenal staff had worked to clear the snow outside the stadium

There has been heavy snowfall throughout the country and, after snowfall increased during the day, the fixture at Emirates Stadium was called off.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Despite making every effort to stage tonight's match against Bolton Wanderers, the sudden and unpredicted adverse change in weather conditions in the Highbury area has left us no choice but to postpone the fixture.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and wish to state that this decision was not made lightly and supporters' safety and travel arrangements were major factors in our thinking.

"The club will announce the revised date for this match in due course and all tickets currently held will be valid for the rearranged fixture."

Meanwhile, following a number of enquiries from supporters, Wigan Athletic have confirmed that they expect their fixture with Aston Villa to go ahead on Saturday. The club are "confident" that the stadium will be ready by the weekend despite heavy snowfall across the country.